Vol. 7 No. 2
Community study of soil nematodes in the rhizosphere of solanaceous vegetable crops in West Bengal, India
Author(s): K. ROY AND A. K. MUK.HOPADHYAY
Abstract: Community analysis of soil nematodes associated with solanaceous vegetable crops (Solanum melongena L., Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. and Capsicum annum L.) in West Bengal revealed prevalence of eight major genera of phytonematodes viz., Meloidogyne, Rotylenchulus,Tylenchorhynchus, Hoplolaimus, Pratylenchus,Helicotylenchus, Hirschmanniella Criconemoides. Frequency of occurrence ofMeloidogyne spp. were 83.1 per cent as compared to 59.15 per cent in case of R. reniformis. Here, M. incognita, M. javanica and R. reniformis were identified as dominant pathogenic nematodes, causing crop damage in the state. Saprozoic nematodes were also encountered in huge number from soil samples collected from different areas of the state.
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